"Africa is, indeed, coming into fashion." - Horace Walpole (1774)


about time

Alberto Gonzales has resigned. About 9 months too late. And on a Monday morning, which is the worst possible time in the news cycle to do something like this. Anyway, I'm glad that Gonzales finally did the right thing. Some of his actions as Attorney General and White House Counsel were absolutely appalling in their violations of the basic principles upon which the United States of America was founded. It's going to take years to undo the mess this administration created when it decided to use torture, and to alienate most of our allies in the world. Gonzales' resignation is a small, but very necessary first step.